Authentic Traditional Thai Massage Benefits & Tips
It helps alleviate:
- Back pain
- Stiff muscles
- Lymphatic drainage
- Return of blood to the heart, therefore good for recovery from heart attacks
- Return of blood to the digestion
- Increased circulation
- Increased flexibility
- Increased energy
- Centres the mind and body
Massage is not recommended to people with the following conditions:
- infectious rash, skin disease, or open wounds
- immediately after surgery
- immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
- prone to blood clots (due to a risk of blood clots being dislodged, if you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage)
- pregnant women should check with their doctor first and only be massaged by therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage
- massage should not be done directly over inflamed skin, bruises, unhealed wounds, tumours, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures
Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage
If it's your first time, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. For subsequent sessions, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
Be sure that your massage therapist has your complete medical and health history, because people with certain conditions should not have Thai massage.
If you feel discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know.